Subject: Re: adventures in pkgsrc: jpilot vs. fontconfig
To: None <email@example.com>
From: henry nelson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/27/2003 10:01:42
On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 12:26:43PM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> In message <20030526144041.GD21616@Xtrmntr.org>, Lubomir Sedlacik writes:
> >On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 10:30:59AM -0400, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> >> Thanks; that did it. But why isn't fc-cache run as part of the
> >> installation script for font-config?
> >because it's a cpu consuming and can take too long on slower machines.
> >not everyone builds packages on systems where they will be actually
> >used so it makes no sense to build font cache during the package
> Hmm -- I don't think I agree with that reasoning. Usually, the build
> machines are faster -- that's why you build on them -- and you install
> on the slower machines.
When you can, perhaps. The hardware for some nearly obsolete ports can
can be pretty slow. (Just finished compiling a kernel for an NEC PC9801BA.
Took 20 hours.) More importantly, a lot of people are on tight budgets,
and while "faster" may mean _fast_ to you, it can still mean _not painfully
slow_ to others.